SHOWS & EXPLAINS THE 5 WAYS OF MACHINING METALS, EMPLOYING THE ENGINE LATHE, DRILL PRESS, MILLING MACHINE, PLANER & GRINDER. IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE OF BEING ABLE TO USE MEASURING DEVICES & BLUEPRINT READING IS PRESENTED.
December 5, 2011 Subject:
A Lost Opportunity for Americans
Dad was a toolmaker and by the early 1970's he was earning 35 dollars an hour and overtime like crazy even though by then most jobs were already being shipped out to Germany and Japan. He used to bring home a ream of crossword puzzles all worke, every magazine you could imagine - already read and ready for throwin out. He also got there with a 9th grade education a little night school and a Chrysler apprenticeship. OK...some of those perks were courtesy of the UAW but even non union tool and die makers I knew then were doing great.
November 22, 2003 Subject:
Be a cog in the machine
Pretty standard YLW here, specializing on Machinists. Quite dum downed language here (they say all you need is just High school for some jobs). "The machine used by a machinist is called a machine tool" etc. Different types of machinists are explored here, and the types of education (not much). Pretty ordinary.